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Caucus backs Munya for Uhuru defence

By James Wakahiu
Saturday, February 13th, 2021
Agriculture CS, Peter Munya. Photo/PD/FILE
In summary

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya has won praise over his defence of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s development in the agricultural sector as well as politics at a time the Head of State has been suffering attacks from his deputy William Ruto and his allies over 2022 politics.    

Mount Kenya Youth Caucus, through its chairman Linford Mutembei and treasurer John Kiyambi yesterday said Munya was the only minister in Uhuru’s government who has managed to intertwine his official work and politics, something they said was helping the President restore confidence among the electorate whose mind had been poisoned by the DP and his allies.  

Mutembei, who addressed the media at a Ruiru hotel , Kiambu County, challenged other CSs in Uhuru’s government to emulate Munya by moving out of their offices to showcase work done by their respective dockets.   

“Munya has been able to make the people grasp what Uhuru is doing on tea, coffee, dairy, pyrethrum, Miraa and other crops.

He has also used his meetings with farmers to defend and market Uhuru’s legacy projects. 

Other CSs should not just stay in offices and watch as people make false claims that the government had failed,” Mutembei said.  

According to him, while much has been achieved by the government in key sectors, little has been done to market the gains and this has given Uhuru’s critics a chance to manipulate the electorate by maliciously claiming that his government had not delivered on his promises.

Mutembei cited Munya’s meetings with farmers, notably his tours of Kiambu and Murang’a counties last month where he was undertaking public participation for coffee regulations, saying the former Meru governor not only successfully pushed Uhuru’s agenda to revive the sectors but also made efforts to dismantle lies about BBI by Ruto and his allies.

Further, he said the move by Munya to tell off DP allies who tried to bar him from delivering Uhuru’s message of condolence during a funeral was laudable. 

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